Archive | Mar 02, 2017

Certain Songs #806: John Lennon – “Instant Karma!”

Single, 1970

I’ve never been a huge fan of the first two singles that John Lennon put out as he was escaping the gravitational pull of The Beatles: “Cold Turkey” was too harsh and “Give Peace a Chance” not harsh enough.

But “Instant Karma!” has always been right in my sweet spot.

The first fruit of his collaborations with Phil Spector, “Instant Karma!” is naturally overproduced, but charmingly so, with the huge chorale a minus but the huge handclaps a definite plus.

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